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The Music of Middle-Earth

May 23, 2020

The Shire 3⁄11: A Hobbit's Understanding. The first of our four hobbit heroes! Who is Frodo Baggins? What is he all about, how is he the quiet, wise, unlikely hero of our story? We explore two variations of this theme and get to hear a very special version of Galadriel's Song of Eldamar by my good friend Lauren.

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May 9, 2020

The Shire 2⁄11: The Rural Setting. In a hole in the ground there live a hobbit. Today we are joined by amazing violinist and composer Sophie Dupuis to explore the world of the Shire. Where do these hobbits live and what is it all for? How does rhythm play a factor in Howard Shore's second composition for the...